Dog & Cat Adoption
Animal Control has a pet adoption program for stray and unwanted dogs and cats.
View Adoptable Animals
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Animals are available for adoption at the Animal Shelter, but citizens must contact an Animal Control Officer to make an appointment to view adoptable animals. Citizens are not allowed at the pound. Please contact the Animal Control Officer at 918-322-8110 to make arrangements.
Adoption fees cover the cost of spay/neuter and vaccines.
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Questions to Ponder Before Adopting
So you're thinking about adopting a pet? Pets can be a wonderful addition to your life. To be sure you are ready for a pet, take a few minutes to answer the following questions:
- Are you ready to make a commitment to a pet for its entire life?
- Do you know and understand the characteristics of the breed you want?
- Are you allowed to have a pet where you live?
- Is your yard large enough to accommodate a pet?
- Will other pets in your home get along with a new one?
- Are you financially prepared for the cost of a veterinarian, high quality pet food and pet supplies?
- What about the cost and time for obedience training?
- Can you afford the time it takes to groom a pet? Can you afford a professional groomer, if needed?
- If you go on vacation, who will take care of your pet?
- If you get a puppy, can you put up with chewing, crying or whining during the teething stage?
- Is it okay if the animal digs in your back yard?
- If you adopt a puppy, do you have the time to house-train it?
- Do you have the patience and discipline to retrain your pet if it has bad habits?
- If you adopt a cat, will you be ready to keep a litter box in your home?
- Can you tolerate a kitten or cat scratching on furniture or carpeting?
- Do you have the patience and discipline to train a cat to scratch on a carpet-covered post?
- Are you willing to keep the cat indoors?
- After a long day at work, do you have the energy it takes to exercise a housebound dog?
Spay/neutering is the surgical removal of organs essential to animal reproduction.
The most important reason to spay or neuter your pet is because more than 10,000 unwanted dogs and cats in our shelter are put to death each year. City Ordinance requires all dogs and cats over the age of six months to be spayed or neutered. Certain exemptions are allowed by permit. By law, every dog and cat adopted from our shelter has to be spayed or neutered.